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Chorizo vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chorizo and Meat

  • Chorizo has more Vitamin B12, Zinc and Vitamin D, however Meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3.
  • Chorizo covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 66% more than Meat.
  • Meat has 22 times less Sodium than Chorizo. Chorizo has 1235mg of Sodium, while Meat has 57mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chorizo, pork and beef and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Potassium - 421
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +38.3%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +40.9%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +78%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Equal in Potassium - 421

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +250.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
68
Chorizo
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
41
Meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
145%
Chorizo
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
0%
Meat
Fats
177%
Chorizo
16%
Meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chorizo Meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1178mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.182g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chorizo Meat Opinion
Calories 455 143 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 26.17 Meat
Fats 38.27 3.51 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 0 Chorizo
Cholesterol 88 73 Meat
Vitamin D 61 10 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.15 Chorizo
Calcium 8 6 Chorizo
Potassium 398 421 Meat
Magnesium 18 29 Meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.111 Meat
Zinc 3.41 2.42 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 267 Meat
Sodium 1235 57 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.08 Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5 0.2 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.3 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 5.131 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.12 1.012 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 2 0.57 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Chorizo
Folate 2 0 Chorizo
Trans Fat 0.033 Chorizo
Saturated Fat 14.38 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 1.334 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 0.506 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.275 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 1.175 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 1.288 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 2.229 Meat
Lysine 2.414 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.47 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.149 1.1 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 1.367 Meat
Histidine 0.721 1.13 Meat
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.